12-Week Abortion Ban Sent To North Carolina Governor

North Carolina’s Senate voted 29-20 Thursday to approve a ban on most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

The vote sends it to Gov. Roy Cooper, who has already vowed to veto the measure. Republicans appear to have the votes to override the veto. All Republicans in both chambers, including party-switching former Democratic Rep. Tricia Cotham, voted for it.

No other Democrats voted for the bill, but Cotham’s party switch means that Republicans have the necessary three-fifths majority for an override in both chambers.

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